Los Angeles, Part II
July 10, 2013 by jimmycsays
It’s hard to get enough of California, isn’t it? So, by popular demand (well, I’m sure Smartman wants to see photos from the Reagan Library), here are more photos from our recent trip to LA and vicinity.
(By the way, if some of you could not open yesterday’s post, with the first round of photos, I apologize. I don’t know what was wrong; I just hope this one poses no problems…If you’d like me to send you a link to yesterday’s post, send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Maybe that will work.)
In light of the “new airport” controversy in Kansas City, I want to start off with four photos from LAX. Then, we’ll move on to recreation.
This is how a modern terminal building should look — open, welcoming and featuring plenty of natural light.
This is how a modern-airport food court should look.
This is the kind of airy, natural-looking bar area that a modern airport should have.
This is how an entrance to a major terminal — with one, large security area — should look.
Ceremonies before the Angels-Cardinals game in Anaheim on July 2. Don’t be misled by the number of empty seats. Attendance exceeded 39,000. (The Angels won 5-1.)
Our gracious hosts during our trip, Roger and Suzanne Johnson of Arcadia, and a friend from St. Louis, Mary Buttice. (Arcadia is in north central Los Angeles County.)
The group behind us…Movie stars, I’m sure.
A street in Arcadia.
Independence Day, Arcadia.
At the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Simi Valley is northwest of Los Angeles.)
Reagan’s 1984 presidential parade limo.
A jet engine on Reagan’s Air Force I plane. The plane takes up an entire section of the library facility.
While recovering in the hospital from John Hinckley’s assassination attempt, Reagan was on a breathing tube for a few days and couldn’t talk. So, he communicated by writing notes. This one says, “What does the future hold. Will I be able to do ranch work, ride etc.”
On a plaza, just behind the library building, a section of the Berlin Wall.
A view of the surroundings from behind the library. As Smartman said in a recent comment regarding the library, “The exterior panaromic views are spectacular.”